Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Detroitization Of America and Disclosure in the New York Times.

NOT a pedophile! Congratulations Alabama!
Last week's election in Alabama, well, what can you say?
Your choices are a pedophile or someone who's not a pedophile. That's how low the bar is set.
This is the best Alabama can do.
It's pretty sad, because I highly doubt the guy who was elected, Doug Jones will do anything except vote for more military spending and collect lots of money from corporate donors.
If he isn't already a millionaire, he'll likely be one by the time he leaves office.
Then there was the whole net neutrality repeal and who is even shocked that Obama appointee, Ajit Pai, (an unfortunate name-if ever there was one) repealed net neutrality?
 All the phone calls and all the petitions and comments that you see people begging that you do to save the net, really?
They don't care. There is nothing you can do or stay to stop these people from collecting money and carrying out corporate directives. That's what you're voting for.
Case in point, would be the unpopular Republican tax bill giving corporations a tax cut.
It's all going to trickle down all over us peons. The rich have never been richer so, lets just keep them happy, while everyone else scrambles for the crumbs.
America sure is great again.
I don't know if it was even reported in this country, that the UN is investigating the US with a UN special rapporteur, on extreme poverty and human rights.
This UN official went  to Alabama, (where they just voted a Democrat senator) interviewed people living in such squalid conditions that there is now a hookworm health crisis, because people are living with raw sewage running under their houses and in their yards.
Do you think Doug Jones is going to address this situation?
He ran on a platform of MORE national defense spending. In order to get more Army or NASA flight center federal dollars into the Alabama economy. This is what they're left with.
The big hope is to get the giant American war machine to keep their shops in Alabama open.
 Because, I am guessing there's not much else there, if there ever was.
This is why, we will never live in a time without the threat of war, because our economy runs on it.
The Pentagon is supposed to be audited, AGAIN! That's THE really big news this week?
Once again I am just left chuckling to myself, I have been writing about the Pentagon and the MIC since 2012.
They have promised to audit themselves for 21 years and it never happens and no one's accountable. Trillions have been lost and gone forever, nothing is going to happen.
 It's a joke.
The giant sucking sound of the hollowed out American middle class that goes directly to Washington DC and the Pentagon, then trickles onto millionaire CEO defense contractors.
It's not food stamps or Social Security. We would have plenty for social programs, schools and safe drinking water. But that will never happen.
Now, it's too the point where the UN is investigating the poverty and disparity here in America, where it will never be great again until we get the monster MIC under control or banish it, altogether.
I can't see that happening as long as we have people with this post WWII mindset that everything's just fine as long as we are armed to the teeth with tons of redundant nuclear bombs, while the country crumbles.
Does anyone have the mental capacity to stop voting for these people who only care about what resources they can drain from the people with the least to spare? That's why I just don't get how people continue to vote for liar after liar, while you have empty houses and empty strip malls and abandoned malls, while Dollar Store's spring up everywhere. Does anyone make the connection?
Now we will get  a tax bill giveaway to billionaires rammed down American's throats right before Christmas and everyone will be too buzzed on Egg Nog and fighting for toys at Walmart to even understand how screwed they are.
To top it off I read on the front page of the New York Times, something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.
The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program.
Yep, black money and mysterious programs, who knew?

Well, I did, since I saw this footage a while ago, it's been leaked for some time and most people would probably call me a conspiracy theorist, but I saw this coming.
Now it's on the front page of the New York Times. Why? Why now?
I'd just like to say, this footage is from 2004, how much more do they have?
The Pentagon knows a lot more than this footage from 2004.
We aren't going to find out any more from their fake audit, either.
Maybe this vehicle is from one of their secret space programs? I don't know, but I do know that money is disappearing into programs the American people don't know anything about.
While we go without and get screwed by the next tax bill.
While the people in Alabama and Detroit live in squalor without proper hygiene, we get flying saucers on the front page of the New York Times.
Maybe this is the first step towards disclosure?
To distract us from the next disaster to come out of Washington DC?
The only thing I do know, is that if this isn't a reverse engineered vehicle our Dark Space Project has made. All the military spending in the world won't help with a civilization that advanced.
Maybe they'd like to visit Alabama and see how the American government treats it's citizens there?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

If You Like Your War, You Can Keep Your War

More Fake News
What can you say about the shit show going on daily in the US?
This "declaration" about Jerusalem, everybody having a conniption over this Act, that has been signed every six months since 1995. I can understand peoples confusion.
I had a supposedly, pretty smart dude tell me it was an Executive Order (it wasn't) and "it's going to happen", whatever "it" is.
It's a nothing burger.
There is nothing but, "planning" to move the embassy, no timeline.
Look at the two of them in that picture. It's so Orwellian. They are acting like they are actually getting something done, as if anyone cares about Jerusalem, except religious freaks who think this will move along the second coming of Christ, in their Bible study class.
                                                                                   Trump is getting desperate, he's been able to
get nothing accomplished since he got in office. He wanted to get rid of the ACA/Obamacre and that didn't happen. Every time he makes some big announcement he gets a big photo op, like it already happened and he's taking a victory lap.
That's all he has to do.
Then everyone believes it because it's on TV and it's got to be true, right?
I have to wonder if Trump, had to do something to distract people from the Mueller investigation, which is now going through Agent Orange's Deutsche Bank transactions?
Trump's got a war going on with CNN. Who even watches that anymore?
These people like Wolf Blitzer, lie all the time and helped Bush gin up war in Iraq over WMD's that didn't exist. 
So, how surprising is it that CNN, MSNBC & CBS report that Trump had access to the DNC emails before they were published.  Which is false.
Who the heck pays for that cable news channel? Only to be told a pack of lies.
I can only guess that the rumors about Trump getting up in the morning and turning on Fox & Friends, watching TV for 8 hours a day, unless, he's golfing are probably true.
I have seen people his age, where I used to work and the majority are glued to the TV, all day long. It's really disturbing.
It makes so much sense that Trump would be doing this.
The more he can do to stay on the tube, the more he likes it.
This would explain him blowing up his twitter feed since he's watching TV, instead of reading his briefs. He wants to be on the news all the time.
He pretty much succeeds with that goal. Top it off with the useless, co-opted, MSM. The point is when is next fake war going to come along, with the next fake news feed?
All year long it's been nothing but Kim Jong and Dotard sharing videos of missiles being launched. It's brain washing people to believe the missiles are coming.
According to NPR, the Pentagon is going to be audited.
 For the first time ever!
Does anyone remember this guy, named Rumsfeld, who told us that the Pentagon was missing $2.3 Trillion, and the next day, all of that was forgotten, after the biggest terror event to hit the U.S.?
What's going to happen if we get another report of trillions of dollars missing?
Do we get another war, like last time?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Flynn Sings Like A Bird

While everyone is busy with the perverts getting their comeuppance, there is something bigger going on.

Michael Flynn, Trump's former National Security Advisor, cut a deal with Mueller. 
Remember, earlier this month, Mueller met with Jared Kushner. 
Mueller has been investigating the relationship between Kushner and Flynn and the firing of James Comey. It looks like Mueller may have got Flynn to flip and spill his guts to Mueller. 
One of the things Mueller had in his arsenal was the allegation of Flynn's involvement of being involved in a kidnapping plot of a Turkish dissident, by the name of  Gulen, living in the US. He would deliver Gulen to a Turkish prison for $15 million. Not bad for a days dirty work. Also, allegations of FARA violations (failure to register as a foreign agent. representing Turkey.)
However, Flynn is only being charged with making false statements-suggesting that Flynn is sharing info incriminating others.
Because of Flynn's position as National Security Advisor, Flynn had to offer a substantial amount of info to get this kind of deal.
Usually, when a deal like this is on offer, it is because of the ability to secure information about 
higher level authorities and the only people above Flynn are the President and Vice President.
Whatever Flynn shared with Mueller, indicates that the information will incriminate the President of the United States, or the Vice president, or both. 
Just to remember Paul Manafort got an indictment. Flynn took a plea deal. 
Remember the Kremlin "back channel"meeting Flynn and Kushner attended, with a Russian Ambassador back in December of 2016? Were they directed by someone at  higher level to pursue this? Was Kushner's meeting earlier this month a set up, to get him to make false statements about Flynn?
Reports from ABC says Flynn is "prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians" That is very serious and also historic. This is not fake news. (* Update, it was fake news! you really can't  trust MSM) 
What will be Trump's reaction? A twitter meltdown? Or causing a major conflict with another country as a distraction from this very bad news for him? Maybe he'll fire Mueller?
This is way bigger than violation of the Logan Act.  Remember when Trump told Flynn to "stay strong" when he was initially being investigated? 
Look's like Trump might have to take his own advice.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crooks, Crimes, Perverts and Paradise.

Hey, thanks Donna Brazile for confirming everything that I blogged about when it came to the DNC rigging the 2016 election. (read here, here, and here, my blogs about the DNC, especially, what happened in Nevada to Bernie Sanders) thanks a lot, Donna Brazile, you sell out.
Now, that you got a book deal, you will spill your guts about Hillary Clinton's takeover of the DNC, which ultimately led to the election of Donald Trump.
I'm not going to buy Brazile's book or even read it. Why should she get money for screwing people over, then she writes a book about it? Does she even feel ashamed of herself? The time to open her mouth is long gone.
I'm no fan of Trump, but he's right on target with this tweet. That's scary right there.

Next, we've got the almost astounding Arab purge and the arrest of Bush Buddy, Bandar (read my blog from 2014, here)  I am kind of shocked anything happened to Bandar, since W. Bush gets trotted out, like he's some kind of hero, after he lied us into a war in Iraq, but I guess that's not corrupt. Down is up and up is  down and  Saudi Arabia's detaining Lebanon's Prime Minister Hariri, looks like shit's going down and Iran is the target. I guess the Saudi's have to try out their billions of dollars of weaponry, provided by the US.
There's no way to wrap your head around what's going on any more. The Saudi's have informed their citizens to get out of Lebanon and are trying to stage some kind of proxy war with Iran and we all know that country's been on the neocons list for decades. Kreepy Kushner, flew out to Saudi Arabia unannounced, I can only wonder what kind of sketchy, shady deal went on since Kushner has mortgaged himself to the hilt with his 666 Fifth Avenue property.
Speaking of creepy, Louis C.K.! Now it's your turn!
 Rumors about him being a pervert have been swirling around for years.
Now he can join Weinstein and maybe Tiger's Blood Charlie Sheen in some kind of expensive sex addiction clinic and then PRESTO! He's cured! Winning!
God only knows how many more are out there, that will be outed in the coming weeks and months. Because it's rampant, it's everywhere.
There are few women who haven't had to tolerate some form of this at their workplace. However, it appears that the facade is crumbling and people are speaking out. It's going to take a long time for this to end. A LOT more sex addiction clinics are going to have to be built.
Last but not least;
The Paradise Papers tell the story of the great siphoning of wealth into offshored accounts. While the Middle Class disappears and this offshored money does nothing for the economy.
How much of Weinstein's money is in offshored accounts? How about Louis C.K.?
 Maybe Kushner and Ivanka?
How about Hillary Clinton and her shady "NON-PROFIT" Clinton Foundation? Is that money offshored too? Who would be her biggest donors? I believe it would be the Saudi's ( I blogged this back in 2016 here)  We've just about come full circle when it comes to corruption, a rigged system that allows the wealthy and powerful to ride roughshod over the rest of us. Then, they get a million dollar book deal and tell us how we were stabbed in the back.
 Every week, there's a new revelation, every day, there's another distraction and most people just aren't paying attention. They are worn out and exhausted from working, let alone trying to pay attention to the avalanche of information you have to sift through, to  find out anything close to the truth.
You can't tell me that's not purposeful.
When you finally, a year after the election, have a high powered official who writes a tell-all book, but didn't tell-all when it counted.
When people watched what happened in Nevada, but she had nothing to say then?
 I can't forget that. I hope no one else does. I don't vote anymore and this is one of the reasons why;

Monday, October 30, 2017

MAGA! More Attorneys Getting Attorneys

Here we go, Paul Manafort, his deputy Rick Gates and 12 indictments, including conspiracy against the United States.
According to the indictments, Manafort and Gates acted as unregistered agents for the government of Ukraine, between 2006 and 2015. (I blogged about Ukraine & Russia starting in 2013, here, here and here)
It appears that Manafort had ties to Ukraine's President Yanukovych, who was president from 2010 to 2014. Apparently Gates and Manafort profited from those ties and got millions that were laundered through the US.
One thing I was looking at during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine was who would profit from that crisis? Looks like it was Manafort and Gates, along with President Yanukovych, who would eventually flee to Russia.
There is an interesting timeline, involving a confluence of events, when it comes to Manafort and the Trump campaign;  Manafort joined the Trump campaign back in March 2016, after Trump fired Corey Lewandowski.
By June of 2016, there was a meeting at Trump Tower, with Don Jr., Kushner and Manafort with a lawyer who had Kremlin ties. The Senate Intelligence Committee has been investigating this meeting, at first Donny Jr. denied it ever happened. Recall, that this meeting happened because these people thought they could get some incriminating evidence on Hillary Clinton.
By August of 2016 it was reported that Manafort may have illegally received $12.7 million from The Party of Regions, President Yanukovych's former party.
By August 17th Trump had his first security briefing, 2 days later, Manafort resigned and Steve Bannon took his place.So there's some context.
 Whether there is any evidence, when it comes to Trump's  campaign being tied in, remains to be seen. Trump tweeted that there was "NO COLLUSION"
I did have my suspicions about Trump's intentions, when I wrote about the JFK Files last week, that he may have done the CIA/FBI a solid, allowing them to redact more incriminating evidence, in order to stay out of trouble, in case of any dirt the Mueller investigation found out about Trump.
That could also include members of Trump's family.
Regarding the "softening"of the GOP platform on Russia, during the Trump campaign, the US would not be giving weapons to Ukraine. Trump denied he was involved, (We  just give weapons to the Saudi's and Israel.)
Also, on Friday, when the indictments were sealed, a US Eastern Virginia Attorney by the name of Dana Boente,  resigned, clearing the way for a Trump appointment. There was speculation that Trump could hire someone sympathetic, who could be persuaded to fire Mueller.
Then there's speculation that Manafort or Gates will be persuaded to take immunity in order to rat on other rats that haven't jumped ship.
So much winning!
So, I wonder how long this will actually last? The Las Vegas shooting was about a week.
Then we've got those kneeling football players ruining America. Oh, the humanity!
I doubt this story is going to last longer than Halloween, depending on what distraction is served up next. Maybe for trick or treat Trump will pardon Manafort and Gates.
Tonight is Mischief Night, anything can happen!

Friday, October 27, 2017

The JFK Files

My earliest memory of television, was this day.
I remember my mother crying after something the man on the TV said.
 When you see your mother crying, you know something has gone terribly wrong.
It's embedded in my memory, like a lot of people.
 I really didn't know what to expect, when it came to the "new"information Trump said would be so "interesting" that was released yesterday, well, some of it anyway.
 Was Trump talking about his claims that Ted Cruz's father was seen with Lee Harvey Oswald, before he shot JFK?
He tried to use this for political advantage during his election.
So,what was the point of this weird twitter buildup?
Is it some kind of distraction from what went down in Niger? With the further distraction of Trump and the soldier's widow, to deflect us from that horror show too?
Maybe it's the FBI investigation, they have now interviewed Sean Spicer?
Could it be that Trump is holding on to some of the files, as a favor to the FBI/CIA in order to gain some kind of favor, during this investigation of him? Mueller, who is in charge of the investigation, was also a major player during the 9/11 investigation, he is KNOWN for throwing investigations.
 I wouldn't be expecting anything from that guy.
 As far as the "release" of the "new" JFK  files, we aren't going to be learning anything these criminal agencies don't want us to know.
There will be no evidence that does not back up the official story, that Oswald did it and the Russians were in on it. It is ironic, since the Russians are still in the headlines over 50 years later and we are still supposed to fear them, be very afraid.
I am sure there will be a lot of people pouring through the archives, to shed some new light on the lies we were told from day one about the assassination.
I won't be one of them.
 It is nothing but a circular unproductive knot, without resolution.
 It is nothing more than a distraction from what is really happening to us, now.
Is it any coincidence the same day the JFK files were supposed to be released, that Trump goes full on the Opioid Crisis?  Does it mean anything to know that Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey and one of the most corrupt politicians in the country, is head of the Opioid Task Force?
So, Trump at least remembered to sign the Executive Order, this time, but what is it going to do exactly? Trump can call for a lot of things, like a Public Health Emergency, but without any funding, what is that supposed to do?
I guess it's about as useful as saying he's going to release the files about the JFK assassination, but then holds back some for later.
 It's always a bunch of smoke and mirrors with him.
Meanwhile, what's Trump going to do this weekend? Will it be golf in Bedminster? A trip to Mar-A-Lago? So far his golf outings have cost the tax payer; $75,567,520, he didn't even earmark that much money for the Opioid Crisis.
The funding last year under President Obama was for $37,000,000.
It's really weird how the last heroin crisis we had was during Vietnam and nothings changed. JFK,had a hand in that war, contributing to more drug addiction. Here we are again. No closer to solving that problem, than to finding out what really happened in Dallas almost 54 years ago.
                                         Hope I don't trip over one of these on my run today.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Flake News

The first thing that went through my mind when I heard about Jeff Flake denouncing Trump, again, was; Oh really?
Since when does Flake have any principles or values?
So there was a meeting with Trump and a bunch of Republicans and Flake came out of it and denounced Trump in  the senate in front of an audience of  how many? I have seen estimates of over a dozen Senators in attendance, out of 100 Senators. This tells me, not only are they lazy bastards, but they knew what Flake was up to and didn't want to rile Trump up listening to Flake go off.
Cui Bono
Who benefits?
What kind of deal is going on? There has got to be something in this for Flake.
He's trying to say he's got some kind of Conscience, but the evidence says he does not.
He's been known to lie.
Especially when it comes to his sketchy past as a lobbyist in Namibia, representing the interests of Rio Tinto's Uranium mine.
Does good old Flake have another sweet deal with the Rio Tinto mining company?
 In the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act., Both Flake and John McCain snuck in a giveaway of sacred Apache land to Rio Tinto. 
 I am sure Rio Tinto owes him their gratitude.
Flake voted to repeal Obamacare with nothing to replace or offer Americans.
Yeah, he's got a conscience.
He sold out and voted to allow telecom companies to sell consumer data.
I am sure Flake has a plan, maybe to go back to the Goldwater Institute, where he was Executive Director. Good old Grover Norquist is on the Board of Directors.This is where his "Conscience of a Conservative" reboot came from in the first place. Also, a guy named Templer, has connections to Mesa, Arizona, where Flake's home is.
Flake knows his re-election chances are over. The latest poll shows him trailing his opponent by 14 points. Robert Mercer the hedge fund billionaire who backed Trump is going to fund Kelli Ward, who would be running against Flake in 2018.
Flake is no hero, more likely he's a coward. He holds the party line and votes with Trump. His future, rest assured will be well compensated.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

When Roosters Come Home To Roost

I really wish I could say I've never come into contact with dudes like this. I can't even pinpoint when it started happening. Maybe it was when your creepy uncle wanted you to sit in his lap.
 13 years old is too old for that.
 When you are a woman, life is a minefield of stepping around these creepy men.
Color me surprised when the stories about Harvey Weinstein came out. Who knew? How is it even shocking? It's everywhere.
Not just in Hollywood.
 It's on the bus or the subway, it's when you are out on your daily run and dudes pull up and try to get you to go with them in their cars - when you refuse they get angry.
I could go on & on.                                                        What will Harvey's punishment be for sexual assault, rape, and molesting women?
Just kick him out of the Hollywood Oscar Club.
By Monday, there will be a fresh new crisis to look at and he'll be safe in his sex rehab clinic.
The rich never pay.
I can barely wrap my head around creepy Stephen Paddock and the clusterf*ck going on in Las Vegas.
What sheriff has to come out and say that there's no conspiracy? Since when has that ever happened?
A lot of people have no faith in the police or the FBI's timeline at all. People are over believing the "official stories." they've been burned with; from the  Gulf of Tonkin to JFK, to 9/11, now they don't believe anything anymore.
 I have seen all the theories out there, I don't have any idea of what's true or what's not. I am leaning towards MGM screwing up royally and trying to do damage control so they won't lose millions in lawsuits
 The creepy guy who killed and wounded all those people, played video poker for 14 hours a day, he would rather interact with a machine than a human, that is, when he wasn't amassing enough fire power to start a small war and don't get me started on his weird brother.
Who the hell acts like this when there's a horrible tragedy?
 Who talks about money like this and tries to justify his parasitic life of living off his brother by saying not everyone works at Taco Bell?
Seriously, there's something very wrong with these Paddock people.

In D.C., the week started out with Senator Corker telling us the White House is running an adult day care center, which only made me laugh.
 Doddering Dotard, who for the second time, forgot to sign an Executive Order, to gut Obamacare, Pence had to chase after him and tell him to sign.
It could take a long time to take subsidies away from Obamacare, I can't even find a date other than the middle of next year.
I have no love for Obama, but why do this? When you've got nothing to offer except taking away what little Americans have when it comes to our crap healthcare system?
 It reminded me of the Rose Garden announcement when Congress tried to "decertify" Obamacare. Look where that went, all the way to Dotard signing his own
order to take money away from it. 
 Dotard isn't much different than Kim Jong-un.
 Have big displays over nothing much, act like it's a big victory, wait till the next news cycle takes over and no one will care.
Did Rex Tillerson call Donald Trump a "fucking moron" for wanting to build even more of a nuclear arsenal than we already have? How many do we need? Seriously, is there ever enough for these psychopathic dudes?
Rex Tillerson must be a moron too, to continue working for one.
They should both take I.Q. tests. Maybe that should be a prerequisite for a position of power.
Then there's the Iran Nuclear Treaty "decertification" I was like, is that a thing? Can you "decertify" something that other countries signed too? It just looks like Dotard gets a bug up his ass and then he's got to make something happen. Like have a big speech. But a speech doesn't mean anything.
Actions are what you look at and all he can do is sign some papers, or make it look like he actually did something, then run off to Mar-A-Lago or Bedminster to golf. Why?
Because Trump "hates everyone in the White House."
I think Trump used to have a life set up more like Weinstein or Paddock.
Those dudes really didn't have to deal with anyone they didn't want to or maybe even anything at all. Weinstein isn't alone when it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct. Donald Trump has had his share too. God only knows what we'll find about these dudes, and their double lives, they are able to keep hidden because of money or influence. They literally do not care if they drone some people or try to coerce a woman to sleep with them for a future starring role, or shoot up a concert.
It's just business to them. "Not everyone works for Taco Bell", "sometimes gambling's just like a job."
Until the last gamble doesn't pay off, until you find you have overextended yourself, until you have just flat run out of luck. That's what happens to these psychopaths. Like Stephen Paddocks father, who also led a double life.
I don't know why authorities are so surprised when these people lead a double life, it's not like it came from nowhere. I know I have had run in's with more than my share of these people, who are capable of so much chaos & confusion. It get's to the point where you know them when you see them, from the trail of nonsense they leave behind them. The less money they have the less they are able to cover their problems up. I have seen them get dragged off to psych wards for calling up authorities & impersonating people from other countries with weird accents, to getting hauled off by the cops for spitting on them.
You don't need money to be a psychopath. You just need to be heartless and ruthless. The most troubling thing about the Stephen Paddock's and the Harvey Weinstein's is they are everywhere. They are in your neighborhood and at the Walmart. Once you have had an encounter with one, you never look at people the same way again.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Guns and Guitars

It wasn't lost on me,the irony, that Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter bought his guns at a place called "Guns & Guitars."
 While he was busy shooting, American icon, musician, Tom Petty, was leaving this world.
These guys were both in the same age bracket and that is all they had in common.
One man was creative and wrote the soundtrack for our day to day American lives.
Tom Petty, struggled with addiction and beat it. He had a violent upbringing and rose above it, bringing joy and comfort in bad times to people around the world. He will be missed.
On the other hand, it seems that the Las Vegas murderer, Mr. Paddock, was addicted to gambling, made millions and God only knows what his upbringing was like; his father was a diagnosed psychopath and bank robber.
I can't imagine what it would be like to grow up with that kind of burden. I am sure at that time there was no thought of the lasting psychological damage that caused.
According to his family, he was "just a guy" I find it hard to believe there wasn't one red flag that smelled "off" to someone. I can't find an answer to how someone, who was supposedly a "normal guy," could stockpile 42 weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo and explosives. You just don't buy that in a day or a week, it takes planning and time, money wasn't a problem, I guess.
He was described as a "Lone Wolf" yeah, ok. I haven't ever heard of a wolf who killed that many people and injured over 500 more. So let's stop with this weird romanticized "Lone Wolf" label. There are too many of these white male's to keep calling them a "Lone Wolf."
Why do so many white guys do this? Why do some men pick up a guitar and another a gun?
How is it that one person can buy that many weapons?
This country is awash in guns and that will not change.
It is a proxy war by corporate powers and the NRA to keep American citizens in a frightened and helpless state.
What do we do, when we hear of another shooting, another blood bath? We shake our heads and just go on. Weapons of war are used on the American people daily, if not by the police, then it's our armed neighbors and so it goes...
Lots of thoughts and prayers and then there will be some lame attempt at gun control, but nothing will happen that will stop corporate donations rolling in and the carnage to continue.
In 2017, there have been, 35,403  deaths and injuries due to gun violence. (not including the recent massacre) Let me add another stat to that, there were 60,000 drug overdoses in 2016.
Seriously, between the guns and the drugs, what is going on in this country that is causing this amount of human misery? That's close to 100,000 people and the stats aren't all in for 2017.
If there was a raging epidemic of some virus killing 100,000 people something would be done about it.
How is it that people in 2017 don't have the tools to deal with the stress and despair in their lives?
It's like we have chosen mass murder and suicide instead of trying to solve these problems in any meaningful way.
I don't know the answers to these problems, the artist in me wants to shut down all the gun shops and give free guitars to anyone who wants a gun. Pick up a guitar, not a gun.
I know, for myself, at my bleakest times it was music that saved me. It was art that kept me going.
I taught my kids to play the guitar and paint and sing.
When I was in a band, a long time ago, Tom Petty was on our set list.
That's me, in the band
Despite the heartbreak in this country, there is still beauty, and music.
Unfortunately along with all the people who lost their lives at a concert  in Las Vegas, we lost Tom Petty too.
RIP to all the lives lost.
This was one of Tom Petty's songs we played back in the day, it's probably pretty appropriate.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Game Of Chicken

The week started out for me watching Ken Burns much hyped The Vietnam War series. All I can say about it is wow. I don't know where Burns has been for the last forty years, but his interpretation of The Vietnam War is so far from reality, I just couldn't stomach it.
I got to the second episode and couldn't take anymore. It's just one big mistake according to him and no mention of the why; the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which we now know did not happen, not the way the propaganda at the time said it happened. It was funded by Bank of America, which I should have known then, what direction this thing was going in.
Not going to watch 18 hours of that drivel. But it's a good job of white washing history, if that's what you like, being told fairy tales and outright lies isn't my thing.
I grew up with that war and it seems to me there has been very little time in my life not living with some fearsome enemy, only now it's on steroids. I can go to bed at night after seeing Kim Jong-un's missile videos, then in the morning, when I get up, Dotard Trump's missile videos and not to be outdone, Iran shows a missile video;

Another video, really?
Seriously, I wonder who else has some footage for another missile video? 
What's going to be the newest Gulf of Tonkin incident, for the next excuse for a war?
 Don't we have enough going on?
From what I understand Puerto Rico has no electricity and a dam that has failed, affecting thousands of people, but what's the big story? 
Trump cussed out a football player and now there's a  big rebellion by the NFL.
 Dotard has NOT been able to do anything since he got elected but tweet. 
It's all a big distraction to cover his fail of an administration. 
I guess that's a good thing.
Then there's the dog and pony show of the repeal and replace or the just repeal and not replace that these criminals in DC keep wasting time on, so they look like they are doing something. 
They don't have the votes, but that doesn't matter, because Lindsey Graham is bad at math, so he's going to try again and probably fail. All of these elected officials are paid handsomely by the health insurance industry. Nothing's going to happen. They should just show us a video of John McCain with his thumbs down vote and save a lot of time and energy.
On Monday, the Senate passed a $700 billion military spending bill. I'll just let that sink in.
I guess we've got to replace all those bombs we've been videoing and dropping on people all over the world. That's what we do. 
You know what we don't do? Medicare for all or free tuition for college. Nope. 
This is why we can't have nice things. 
Then there's rumors of Dotard's tax plan that he'll be making a speech about in Indiana, this week. This plan is supposed to, wait for it..."heavily benefit high income  taxpayers," such a surprise. 
I'm not holding my breath for anything when it comes to the idiots in Washington, but if they can find a way to help their rich benefactors, this might be the only legislature that actually passes, besides the billions of dollars given away, to the black hole that is known as the Pentagon. It's another speech I won't watch, like the one Dotard made at the UN, threatening to annihilate millions of people. 
I guess tomorrow will start another week of MSM propaganda missile videos or Dotard's tweets, so we can get caught up in a massive game of chicken. No thanks. Both of them are Dotards.
                                                  Better get busy on the next video Kim.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Morgan Freeman and Rocket Man

                                                       Brought to you by Rob Reiner
Well, well, Morgan Freeman says we're at war in this fine piece of propaganda. Where is the proof? Is it in this video?
 I didn't see any. Why didn't he run for president if he knows so much?
Then we have Mr. Art of the War Deal, calling Kin Jong-Un, Rocket Man.
At first I thought he was talking about the Elton John song, but no!
I guess it really is lonely out in space.
 The space between Trumps ears.
No where in Trumps speech, with his litany of North Korean atrocities, does he ever say America is guilty of the same in all our escapades all over the world.
This only happened on Tuesday.
What are we in for the rest of the week?
Both of these speeches have something in common, they are engineered for, maximum attention seeking.
I like John Kelley's reaction to Trumps speech
I am involved in a lot of projects right now, it's so hard even paying attention to stuff that just doesn't make sense. So I think I will listen to Elton John and the original Rocket Man.
 Enjoy, and don't let the bastards get you down.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What's Happening

As usual, here in the land of the dysfunctional, there was a lot of screwed up shit going on.
The most nauseating for me was Hillary Clinton and her 'What Happened" book tour.
Seriously, all she had to do was read my blog, especially during the 2016 election year and she would have got to the truth of the matter.
Now she's got a book filled with lies and blame, that have nothing to do with, "What Happened"
 Because, I can tell you, no one cares Hillary.
The only people who care are propaganda news media mouth pieces, that need to fill up air time, for their corporate overseer's.
I bet Hillary doesn't tell us what happened when  her husband signed the legislation that set in motion the economic crisis that we still haven't recovered from.
Really? Sadist much?
Then there was this stomach churning incident, but I don't suppose she goes into that much in her book. Nope.
I seriously doubt she's got any fucks to give for the people of Libya or the never ending wars, going on now.
I think one of the reasons Trump was so successful, was because he said he wanted to get us out of these wars.
Of course it was lies, and he's no better than she is.
The Democrats are nothing but a big fail, with Hillary as the leader of that corrupt party of nothing.
I have no love for Republicans either. Both parties aren't doing a damn thing they are elected to do. It's plain to see. That's really what's happening, more war and more money for the MIC.
I wish she would just go away, but, she's probably got a few more books up her sleeve.
Go build some houses with Jimmy Carter for Christ's sake, try and do something useful.
Start in Florida or Texas, where people have lost their homes, then write about that.
I might actually read that book.
In Washington, what's happening is Bernie Sander's trying to get "healthcare for all" and good luck with that.
It's never going to happen.
What would health un-insurance companies do then? Politicians would stop getting their bribes donations. They have no interest in getting Americans up to speed like every other industrialized nation with a national healthcare system.
It would be easy to pay for, by ending the trillion dollar wars we're fighting.
That won't happen either. It's a joke.
Then we have the DACA Dreamers debacle. I've got no problem with immigrants or kids being in this country through no fault of their own.
My big problem is if they can come in, can I get out?
I'd love to live in another country, but the trouble is, every where I want to go, there are procedures and rules. It's so inconvenient.
I guess they don't take the tired, poor and huddled masses, yearning for chocolate.
They don't just take anyone, so I guess I'm stuck here. I guess I have a problem sneaking over the Alps and settling in Switzerland. I wouldn't want to do that. Although, it probably would be exciting, (I know, it's so Sound of Music) I can also see it would be too much of a pain in the ass. I don't think I could get political asylum, because I don't like living in a country where Trump is President, no matter how much other countries think he's a whack job too. I guess I'll file that away for further investigation.

Also this week, nut job Kim Jung-Un decides to fire another missile over Japan, not to be out done, South Korea decides to release a video.(probably told to by the US) Just to keep scaring Americans and the rest of the world, so the US can justify another war. I don't know why we are still in Korea or Japan.
It just goes to show, once we start bombing or make war on another country, we never leave. 
I wonder how much these missiles cost? It's a money-maker for someone. I don't know anyone who said, Gee, I'd really like to see some footage of missiles being shot off in South Korea, that would really make my day! We would all gather around the TV in eager anticipation! 
This has been yet another week when I am glad I don't have a TV and I'm not paying a huge cable bill to watch Hillary Clinton or missiles being launched. Who knows where it even landed?
 Probably in the ocean, which has taken enough abuse. You just can't make any sense out of any of the "reporting" that goes on in this country. 
Nothing is going to happen in Washington. Trump isn't going to do anything, neither is Congress or the Senate. Missiles and bombs will continue to fly, Americans who simply just want to go about their business and enjoy their lives and spend time with their families, are going to be continually assaulted by the Mainstream Media's worship of violence and war mongers like Hillary Clinton. That's really What's Happening.

I'm not reading Hillary's book, I'm currently reading Theft By Finding, (He stole the title of my book, but that's another story) written by David Sedaris, a writer I consider, a national treasure.
 Instead of TV, read it. it's hilarious!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Good Time Trump

What is up with this weird, creepy dude and his megachurch?
I feel really sorry for the people of Houston right now, their lives will never be the same.
I say this because I know about when a hurricane slams into a community.
I live in the epicenter  where "Superstorm" Sandy slammed into.
Five years later, people are still rebuilding. Ripped off by contractors or waiting years for FEMA funds to trickle down on them. It's better than it was here, but there are still houses that have been abandoned. It is a myth that the federal government is going to step in and give compensation for all the losses that occur in a disaster situation.
The insurance companies will balk over wind damage or water damage and the people in Houston, like here in New Jersey, probably did not have near enough flood insurance.
Getting insurance companies to pay is another nightmare. They are in business to make a profit, not to pay out when a disaster comes calling.
Then you have  a "photo opportunity president" that comes calling.
"Heckuva job Brownie!" Bush and " No Red Tape!" Obama and now "Have a Good Time!" Trump.
It is such a good time trying to get FEMA funding, dealing with your insurance company.
It's a real party.
The average citizen who has nothing, will be forced to live in moldy flooded homes.
I know people who are still living in conditions like this. They did not have insurance and couldn't afford to re-mediate their homes.
We have another upcoming emergency of our government running out of money and money for Harvey survivors is going to be tied to it, I am guessing.
I wonder how much money we are spending in Afghanistan and how much funding the people of Houston will get in disaster relief?
I understand there was no call for people to evacuate from Houston, because it would have created a logistical nightmare. Almost no one I know here in Jersey evacuated from Sandy. They simply had no where to go, which I suspect, was the case in Houston.
We have people who live and work in low lying coastal flood areas, but no way of evacuating them when a storm is headed their way.
Houston  is 1/4 of our economy and the chemical plants and oil companies that are now digging out, will take years to recover and may just start over somewhere else, if they can.
To top it off, Hurricane Irma is making it's way towards the Southeast US. What's the plan for that?
I just don't get it. How many damn hurricanes do you need to get before there is some kind of cogent plan put forth?
The answer; there never will be one.
We bumble our way through war after war and we do the same thing, disaster after disaster. While charlatans and con artists rip off people trying to rebuild. Just like the mercenaries and defense contractors in the Middle East.
We never learn.
What I did learn was that in Houston, people got in their boats and didn't wait for an overwhelmed police force to rescue people, they did it themselves.
Congress and the Senate will waste time, dithering in DC, while people need real help, now, not later.  If that help does come a lot of the money will get diverted by people in power with projects they throw to their construction company friends or big advertising campaigns to get them re-elected.
                                        Sandy funds used for Christie's re-election campaign.
I really hope Houston is "stronger than the storm" it's going to be an uphill battle. Houston will sadly, have to face doing much of it on their own.
Have a good time with that.  Houston will be a do-it-yourself recovery, just like at the Jersey Shore. People going to endless meetings and all the donations made to shady places that never got to the people who needed them. Be careful who you donate to.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Might As Well Face It, We're Addicted To War.

While people are still playing with their eclipse glasses, it's time to trot out more war.
 With Trump unable to do a damn thing, one thing he can do is continue an unpopular war no one wants. He's gonna give a great big speech, so news channels will have something to talk about.
Not that it matters. Any president with as many generals as Trump has, is going to be influenced by the Pentagon. Maybe, he's influenced by Betsy DaVos brother, Erik Prince, you know where he works? Academi a/k/a Blackwater.
 I have done my share of blogging about the Bush Administration and their ties to Halliburton and Blackwater, I am not shocked, that the same old, same old playbook is going to come out, AGAIN.
I won't listen to Trump's speech.
I really don't care what he has to say.
I know it's going to be a con to send more troops and spend more money in Afghanistan.
We can't have single payer healthcare or anything else to improve Americans lives, so lets double down on war. He does not care and he's got no problem sending more people off to die.
Bush did it, Obama did it, and now I guess its Trump's turn to be a tool and  give us another heaping, stinking helping of waste, in a country we never had any business being in.
I expect for most Americans, it will be a big yawn, or the media will make such an American flag and apple pie spectacle of it, you'll have to use your eclipse glasses again, to keep the rockets red glare from burning your eyes out.
 If anyone actually protests against ANOTHER surge, I will be shocked.
If Nazi's march it's bad, but war? Who cares?
People are so used to it by now, it's just another day.
I don't even know why he's going to give a speech?
He doesn't have to convince anyone of anything. He's just going to do what he damn well pleases, like he's always done.
His kids aren't going to fight in Afghanistan and Trump dodged the Vietnam War draft.
A real patriot.
So I guess, John McCain will be happy and Lindsey Graham, that Trump will send more troops and order billions of dollars worth of equipment, American exceptional welfare for Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin and various privatised caterers and mercenaries.
The Military Industrial Complex, paid a lot of bribes and they want a return on their investment and now Donnie's got to cough it up.
There's no end in sight and I doubt anyone in congress or the senate will do anything but go along with the whole charade.
Meanwhile teachers are scrambling for materials for their classrooms and struggling parents are trying to save enough to buy new back-to-school shoes for their kids, from their three crappy jobs they hold down, with no benefits.
They aren't going to watch that speech on TV, they can't afford cable.
If it's any comfort, It would have been the same if it was Hillary or Trump.
America is married to bombing, invading, sending Americans off to get killed or maimed, maybe if their lucky, when they get back, they won't commit suicide.
This is Bush's legacy, it's also Obama's and now it's yours Trump.
So much winning.
                                                                  Not a good omen.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Firings At The White House

It's always on a Friday and if I was on Trumps staff I'd be super anxious at the end of the week.
Who didn't see this coming?
General Kelly and Bannon "mutually agreed" Friday would be Bannon's last day. Yeah, right.
Bannon is the 10th person to resign or be fired. Who's next? Sessions? Trump has said if he had known Sessions was going to recuse himself, he would have picked somebody else.
Stay tuned, for next Fridays episode of;

How much of a coincidence is it that less than a week after Charlottesville, Bannon is out?
Now he's supposed to be going after Trump at Breitbart, the way he went after Obama, since he doesn't see any difference between them.
I don't read that rag but it might be fun now!
This non stop musical chair game is just too much winning! Trump sure is draining the swamp.
It seems like the only thing Trump has managed to do in 200 days of his presidency is fire people, just like on the apprentice!
Wonder who Bannon's replacement will be? David Duke?
It kind of makes me wonder if Trump will just fire himself like his ghost writer said.
Seriously, I don't think anyone's job is safe there, except for Trump's kids. I usually don't  plan too far in advance, but I am definitely going to get some popcorn. I'm looking forward to next Friday!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"It's On Both Sides, Both Sides."

For weeks, Americans have been whipsawed with threats of their already crappy healthcare being taken away. Then,  nuclear war with North Korea. Now, the aftermath of a protest gone wrong in Charlottesville, Virginia, and people still think our government or it's leader are going to say some magic words, so everything will be great again.
Whether you think Trump said the truth about "both sides" being violent or if you believe that  Neo-Nazi's wanted a peaceful protest, and anti-fa started it all.
 Maybe you were heartened by the pushback from of all people, Paul Ryan;

Anyone who thinks Paul Ryan gives a damn about anything but his re-election is seriously deluded. He was all in to repeal and NOT replace healthcare. 
One thing this country stands for, is making a profit off of sick people, oh, and bombs, lot's of bombs.
This summer has been nothing but a show. 
The greatest show on earth. 
All during the 2016 election I heard so much talk about Trump. 
He's going to give us all healthcare and he's going to get jobs back. 
I didn't hear anyone say how much they'd love a war with North Korea, or how wonderful it would be to see Trump sign a bill taking away healthcare and have no single payer to replace it. 
You know what? 
I don't hear anyone talking about him now. No one who voted for him has anything to say, it's like they went back to sleep after Trump fed them a poison apple. 
You know, I don't blame them. 
Mostly, they have Fox News or CNN blaring out of their TV's all day. 
All through the North Korean missile crises, my friends were strangely silent. They are even quieter now after the Charlottesville protest. 
I think they are shell shocked and have no way of explaining what exactly is happening in our society. 
Nothing adds up. 
People are mainlining heroin like there's no tomorrow and the mainstream media would have us believe that's true.
 ISIS is coming for us, North Korea is going to bomb us or Guam or the ocean, AGAIN. 
We are expected to believe what is coming out of these liars and frauds mouths. Not only the people who are elected but the people on TV, who spend everyday scaring Americans silly. 
I have no dog in this fight, I don't vote, I'm not a Republican or a Democrat. I don't want anything to do with any party and I can't believe after the months of chaos that our government has handed the American people, that anyone will go to the polls in November, and dutifully vote for the next local Republican or Democrat mayor, that will install her husband at the local Municipal Works, or the Democrat or Republican congressmen who's daughter will be hired, working on whatever party's  governors staff. It goes on and on, to the very top, where Trump has installed his daughter and son-in-law in the White House.
 He doesn't care about anything, but how much money his businesses will make out of this sweet president deal he's got, for however long it lasts. 
It's a racket, it's a scam.
 Here's another example, Jason Kessler, the man in charge of Unite the Right, the man who co-ordinated the "alt-right"protest in Charlottesville. It looks like he's not only a petty thief, but there's some sort of connection with him in the Occupy Movement. My point being, whether it's elected officials getting jobs for their spouses and kids or Kessler's shifting allegiances, moving wherever the wind blows him, these people don't care. 
You have to wonder what will be tomorrows distraction? Russia? Syria?
Anything, but looking at the people elected to run a functioning government. 
They can't and they won't. 
They are paid off by the banks, the oil industry, Big Pharma, the insurance companies. 
That's who your really voting for, and guess what? 
It's on "both sides, both sides."
You can take that to the bank.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

There's Nothing Supreme About White Supremeism

It is a really sorry day here in the good old USA, I am pretty sure things will continue to degrade and there will be more horrible incidents like this.
From what I have been trying to piece together, there was a protest over a statue of General Lee being taken down.

That's right, a bunch of white guys are upset about a statue of a guy who commanded the Confederate army on the wrong side of a civil war, fought over 150 years ago. 
I took a look at where these alt-right dudes came from, here's a website for an organization called Vanguard America.
Apparently they are very upset that white people will be a minority, "in the nation they built" 
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that these white dudes have never built a damn thing, except maybe a crappy website. 
I have known more than one of these types of  men, mainly, but also a few women. Take one of my neighbors, for instance;

He lives in Jersey, but just can't help displaying his Confederate pride. Along with his 80's style chair. Yeah, I know these alt-right people, you just can't reason with. They just want to fly their freak flag, like those alt-right protesters who have every right to march with their swastikas and Confederate flags. It doesn't seem to bother them that they are on the wrong side. Doesn't seem to bother them that no one wants them around or to be around them. 
3 people are dead because of their actions. This didn't have to happen.
It makes one wonder, how much free time these people have on their hands? They collect Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia and on a beautiful day, instead of spending time with friends and family, (who probably can't stand them) they are gung-ho for a protest about a statue and blind allegiance to a cause that died a long time ago. 
They are right to be worried about being a minority, they should be even more worried that they are going to be extinct. 
Donald Trump doesn't want to call this extreme craziness for what it is and dog whistles about "on many sides" you have to wonder if he was remembering his father's arrest at a KKK rally in Queens?
The Trumps have a history of civil rights litigation for not renting to African Americans. The weird thing is he has family who are Jewish and he didn't call out these Neo-Nazi's? Sad!

Photo from NY Daily News
The one in the middle is the one who decided to get in his car and mow down 19 people and kill a woman. 
Can you imagine wanting to be anywhere near these dudes? A bunch of baby-men playing dress up. What a bunch of knuckleheads. Is that a batting helmet that guy has on? WTF? Maybe I was wrong and they can make more than a crappy website. They can also make crappy shields. 
Making America great again with helmets and shields. What century do we have to go back to? This looks medieval. 
It is hard to believe that here we are in 2017 and I am actually writing about entitled, self important white dudes who identify with this kind of insanity. There has to be something very wrong with you, if you idolize Hitler and a statue of a dude who lost a war over who should be able to keep slaves, and you are afraid whitey is going to be a minority. 
Yeah, get a taste of that and see how it feels. 
Looks like there's some blowback for these alt-right confederate worshiping loons, because the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky is speeding up the process of taking down their Confederate statues, before more protests take place. Hopefully, this will continue, however, I am sure these shield carrying weirdo's will find something else to cry about. About all we can hope for is that this is probably the last dreadful gasp before these social misfits die off. Their time is over. I doubt anyone will miss them.
Especially the families of the people who died, because of a protest over a statue of a long dead Confederate general. 
Unless of course, it wasn't about that at all and it was just cover for their agenda, to cause a ruckus and a riot. 
There's this thing, it's called blowback, 
I hope they are real proud of themselves. Unfortunately I think they probably are, and  will double down. It's usually what people like them do. They can't dial it back and say things went horribly wrong, so they continue talking about their "phenomenal victory" says, Andrew Dodson, who calls himself a "racial realist." 
No, you aren't. You are an entitled white dude and you didn't get a phenomenal victory. He seems very like my neighbor down the street. He's oblivious to history, he's a total racist and I just steer clear of people like this. There's no hope. You can't reason or have a civil conversation with people that are delusional. These people are a minority and they know it, and they will continue to be more powerless while the rest of us progress. I just wish people didn't have to die because of their stupidity. Three people are dead, and that's the real story of this protest. 
Update; organizer of  Unite The Right, gives speech, and blames cops for the violence.